Saint Cecilia Catholic School

Our Blog – Grace Notes

  • Pre-K in 2022-2023

    I am very excited to share our plan for Pre-K in the 2022-2023 school year. Our goal is to provide a Pre-K experience which supports the social, physical, cognitive and […]

  • Saint Cecilia Catholic School Patron’s Endowment

                    In 2013, a generous parishioner established the St. Cecilia Catholic School Patrons’ Endowment with a charter (mission) to provide permanent and significant financial support for the long-term sustainability of […]

  • Gratitude

      Just before eating an especially delicious meal (like corn on the cob and ribs), canoeing on the calm waters of Eagle Harbor, or cross-country skiing on freshly fallen snow, […]

  • Prayers of the Faithful

      School Mass is back!  Our Kinder, 1st, 4th and 7th/8th graders attend one week and our 2nd, 3rd and 5th/6th grade classes attend the following week, alternating throughout the […]

  • Flexible Thinking

      Flexible Thinking is the ability to cognitively think about something in a different way.  This includes the capacity to come up with several solutions to a problem, reflect on […]

  • Blooming

      Bloom’s Taxonomy is a framework for categorizing levels of active learning. Bloom’s Taxonomy:  Top to Bottom CREATE:               Design, construct, produce, invent EVALUATE:         Check, hypothesize, experiment ANALYZE:            Compare, organize, deconstruct […]

  • Rigor

      A new definition of rigor: The degree to which a student is in equal parts intellectually challenged, engaged, enriched and empowered. (“Out of the Shadows”, P. Abrams & O. […]

  • Forgiveness and Gratitude

        Along with principals throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle, I participated virtually in a day of learning, prayer and reflection entitled Christ in the Classroom Leadership Retreat on Prayer […]

  • Where I’m From

      Where I’m From Excerpts of Student Poems Our 5th-8th graders read George Ella Lyons Poem, Where I’m From.  Using the template created by Poet Lyons, students wrote about who […]

  • Learning and Growth, Energy and Joy

      From the moment our day begins, you literally feel the energy and joy of our 126 students and 21 teachers and staff (full-time, part-time and volunteer) as you walk […]